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Agricultural Child Labor Is Legal In The U.S. & Countless Children Are Suffering Because Of It

Every year, thousands of children and teenagers gather along rows of tobacco to pick the leaves for cigarette companies. In front of them are long and physically heavy workdays in extreme heat, with neither adequate breaks or proper shade. Together, they are part of a larger group of agricultural child workers who remain invisible and unprotected by the state. Since child labor still isn’t something of the past in the U.S., these children have to


Youth Crime in Ivory Coast: What You Need to Know About “The Microbes”

The last few years, Abidjan, the Ivorian economic capital, has been invaded by small groups of children aged from 8 to 16 years old. Fitted with weapons such as knives, machetes or axes and often under the influence of hard drugs, these kids spread terror and fear in the whole city. This set of gangs were “born” in 2011 during the post-electoral crisis that affected the country: mostly living out of their parental homes, the


Hogwarts Express Rescues Family Stranded in Scottish Highlands

Jon and Helen Cluett and their four young children were rowing across a remote bothy in Lochaber when they realized their canoe had been swept away by a river. Their boat was moored in a little burn behind the bothy, tied to a wall, and pulled high out of the water before the river snatched it away. “The burn was overflowing. The entire area was underwater. The rocks I’d tied to the boat were pulled


Florida Has Allegedly Been Accepting Political Favors Instead of Having Coverage For Sick Kids

I know what you’re thinking: wow, another headline with the word, “Florida,” in it. This must be horrible, yet also dumb and hilarious. Usually, this is the case and as a Floridian myself, I have experienced my fair share of weird news that comes out of my state. For right now, though, I want you to forget all of the bias that you associate with Florida. This is not your average Floridian news story; it

Mental Health

Dear Parents of Colour, You Need To Have an Open Dialogue With Your Kids Regarding Mental Health

Few people are privy to the fact that July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. As many people know, mental health is something that does not discriminate when it comes to race. Because of this, however, it can be and is much harder on children of colour who suffer from a mental illness(es) due to their ethnic backgrounds. As a person of colour myself, I can definitely attest to this. I’m the first generation daughter

Real Life

The Education System is Killing Its Students

“Do we have to keep this?”  Every student has asked this dreaded question, leaving their teacher grappling for answers. Technically, no, we don’t have to do anything, but it could help us actually learn something. Regardless, most will still throw the paper away. Why? Because education is no longer about learning, it’s about grading. No matter how many comments a teacher writes on a students paper, rarely do they have an affect. We, as students,


Trauma Visualized for a Syrian Refugee Child

Save the Children created a hunting and strong initiative, produced by photographer Nick Ballon and artist Alma Haser the images show the stories of children and their families living in war, what they felt, what they wished for. The short videos are created by moving and crumpling the photographs taken near the Syria-Turkey border added to the sentiment only a strong photograph can give the voices of the children and family members involved takes the

Awesome AF Teens

Tanishq Abraham: The 13-Year Old Who Is Defying the Odds

Tanishq Abraham is a 13-year old Indian-American child prodigy. He has achieved a large sum of accomplishments that many well beyond his age could only ever dream of-and that is only in the short time that he has lived. He was accepted into American River College-a community college in Sacramento, California-at the young age of 7. It was in this college that he graduated top of his class and earned three associates degrees. These degrees


An Unsung Hero of 2016: Theresa Kachindamoto Terminates 850 Child Marriages in Africa

In her springtime of life as a sweet-tempered Malawian junior to twelve siblings, originating amongst an orthodox parliament within the Dedza District environing Lake Malawi—which is home to Malawi, Tanzania, and Mozambique—Theresa Kachindamoto is a paradox of formidable tenderheartedness; a personified oxymoron. To illustrate, acclaimed news resource, Al Jazeera, chronicled Kachindamoto as a, “—mild-mannered woman who zips around a farmhouse packed with knick-knacks and insists her guests eat a meal before any introductions, a character


Why Are We Hiding Homosexuality from Kids?

Flashback to elementary school. We are reading a literary work from a time period in which the primary use of the word “gay” was as a synonym for “happy”. When the teacher reads the word aloud, everyone giggles. I chime in as well, although I have no idea what “gay” even means. I just figure it’s a curse word. Flashback to middle school. I’m browsing YouTube or I’m walking the school hallways, and it seems

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